Merritt Island, Florida 

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Population

39,100

+6.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$53,421

Median Home Price

$354,400

Median Age

49.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

3.1 / 9.0

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in Merritt Island, Florida

Beach-city complex - Central Atlantic coast, 50 miles east/southeast of Orlando. April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Merritt Island, while August and July are the least comfortable months.
State: Florida
County: Brevard County
Metro Area: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metro Area
City: Merritt Island
Zip Codes: 32953 32952
Cost of Living: 3.4% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 31 ft above sea level

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Merritt Island, FL Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Climate
Water recreation
Cost of living
Cons
Violent crime rate
Rising living costs
Arts and culture


What Bert Has To Say About Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metro Area

Palm Bay, Melbourne, and Titusville anchor a large and complex area of barrier islands, beach and coastal communities comprising what is known as the “Space Coast.” Cape Canaveral and the John F. Kennedy Space Center are located on the northernmost large barrier islands, adding considerable interest and economic benefit to the area. There are fine beaches on these islands, while the coast cities tend to carry most of the commercial, residential, and agricultural activity. Driven in part by the NASA facilities, there are a number of high tech firms in the area. The more family-oriented Palm Bay is the most populous of the three.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Merritt Island is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Merritt Island jobs have increased by 1.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Merritt Island's cost of living is 3.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Merritt Island's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Merritt Island, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Brevard county remained very strongly Republican, 57.5% to 41.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Merritt Island's population is 39,100 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Merritt Island is Real Estate: $354,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.7%.

SCHOOLS
Merritt Island public schools spend $8,466 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Merritt Island. More Education



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Housing Market in Merritt Island

It's a good time to buy in Merritt Island. Home Appreciation is up 16.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Merritt Island is $354,400.
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Reviews for Merritt Island   5 Reviews
Generally pretty good - 4/3/2014
It can get hot in the summer, but you get a breeze off the ocean most afternoons. If you live on the waterways, it seems to be a little cooler. Winters are... Read More

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Florida livng - 4/26/2011
New to the area, but soon to know more. Florida is a sunshine state... Read More

ARCHITECTURE - 9/8/2008
Coming from Virginia, the Merritt Island architecture leaves a lot to be desired. Hurricane season (June - November) causes me a lot of... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA
32953 32952

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